The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.
This past weekend there many new reports of American kestrels, killdeers, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, northern flickers, rough-winged swallows, ruby-crowned and golden-crowned kinglets, hermit thrushes, palm warblers, pine warblers, swamp sparrows, chipping sparrows and fox sparrows.
Also reported were double-crested cormorants, green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, black vultures, pied-billed grebes, northern harriers, Wilson’s snipe, brown thrashers, eastern meadowlarks and rusty blackbirds.
Five Bohemian waxwings were found in Williamstown, and an American pipit was heard over Amherst.
A cackling goose was on the campus pond at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A northern shrike was seen in Tryingham, and two blue-winged teal and an American wigeon were reported in Sheffield.
A red-breasted Merganser was found at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.
Three American wigeon and three blue-winged teal were reported in Hatfield.
A lesser scaup and American coot were on Cheshire Reservoir, a greater scaup was at Pontoosuc Lake, and a red-breasted merganser and red-necked grebe were at Onota Lake.
A northern saw-whet owl and 200 common redpolls were seen in Heath.
To notify the Voice of Audubon of a bird sighting, please call (781)259-8805 and leave a message.